They are two of the toughest second-row forwards in the NRL, and they are also two of 208 NRL players who are enrolled in university this year.
Newcastle Knights take on Penrith Panthers in a Grand Final rematch from last season, but Knights coach Matt Lantry says his team isn't looking for revenge.
Panthers weapon Jamal Idris has labelled Newcastle's centre pairing of Dane Gagai and Joey Leilua the best in the competitio
Coach Rick Stone says a calmness under pressure is the key to Newcastle's undefeated start to the NRL season.
The Newcastle Knights are somehow undefeated after three weeks but face their toughest test in a while against a Panthers side with lofty goals this season.
Sharks five-eighth Ben Barba has taken the early guilty plea on two match review committee charges coming out of the game against the Melbourne Storm.
Robbie Rochow says the team-first philosophy of Beau Scott and Jeremy Smith is rubbing off on the young forwards at the Knights.
The major talking points as the Knights come from behind to win for the third straight week and the Titans welcome back three key players to the fold.
Titans fullback Josh Hoffman has praised the manner in which his cousin Dane Gagai has rejoined the Origin conversation.
The Newcastle Knights have made the perfect start to their campaign but face a Titans side strengthened by the return of three first-choice starters.